Barrenengoa Gabriel


Classical Ballet / Dancer

Gabriel was born in Santader, Spain in 1988. He began his ballet studies in his hometown with Rosa Nú—ez and Antonio Almenara. At the age of 13 he joined Maria de Avila\'s school in Zaragoza, Spain under the direction of Lola de Avila where he graduated in 2007. Gabriel was finalist at the 2nd National Contest in A Coru—a, Spain in 2000 and was semi finalist in the Prix de Lausanne 2007.

His profesional experience began at Ballet Biarritz Junior under the direction of Thierry Malandain where he danced Malandain\'s Gnossiennes, Danses qu\'on croise and Overture Cubaine beetwen April and July 2007. In August 2007 he joined Béjart Ballet Lausanne under the direction of Maurice Béjart until his death in November 2007, thereafter under Gil Roman.

Gabriel danced Béjart\'s Le Sacre du printemps, Firebird, Bolero, L\'amour, La Danse, Romeo and Juliet, 7 danses grècques, Brel et Barbara, Rumi, Entre deux guerres, La mer - U2, Le Presbytère ... Zarathoustra le chant de la danse (The Geisha), Golestan (Pas de Quatre), La Prière et La Danse and Béjart\'s last creation Le Tour du Monde en 80 minutes (Policinelle). He has also danced in Gil Roman\'s Casino des Esprits.

Gabriel joined Scottish Ballet in August 2008 and has danced in Page’s The Nutcracker (The Prince), Pennies from Heaven, The Sleeping Beauty (Greek Uncle/Lilac Elfin Prince) and Cheating, Lying, Stealing, Balanchine\'s Rubies, Ashton\'s Scènes de Ballet, Spink\'s Petrushka, Forsythe\'s Workwithinwork, Petronio’s Ride the Beast, Brown’s For M.G.: The Movie, Alston\'s Carmen, and Pastor\'s In Light and Shadow and Romeo and Juliet.

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